Guide to Egham
Egham is an historic town in the Runnymede borough of Surrey where the famous Magna Carta was sealed by King John in 1215 AD. The town is set in the scenic surroundings of the Runnymede meadows with pathways along the River Thames.
Properties in the area cater for different tastes and budgets, including detached/semi-detached Victorian and modern family homes, as well as opportunities for first-time buyers and investors.
Egham has excellent transport links, including a mainline station connecting to London Waterloo in around 45 minutes and easy access to junction 13 of the M25 motorway. Furthermore, Heathrow Airport is just five miles away. It is close to the neighbouring towns of Virginia Water (home to Wentworth Golf Club), Staines-upon-Thames and Windsor.
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A wide range of local amenities can be found on the High Street, which offers ample parking and includes banks, doctor and dental surgeries, a supermarket, hairdressers and beauticians, and the local library. An impressive choice of restaurants and cafes are located in the middle of town, from cosy family-run Italian eateries to stylish seafood joints and trendy bars.
The community is well served by local schools, including Manorcroft Primary School, Magna Carta Secondary School (which holds Specialist Technology College status) and Strode’s Sixth Form College. Other schools in the vicinity include the American Community School and TASIS. Royal Holloway, University of London – acknowledged worldwide for its research excellence in arts, humanities and science – is located nearby.
Leisure facilities include Egham Cricket Club and Egham Leisure Centre, which features a gym and playing fields providing a variety of sporting options and courses, and is popular with all ages.
Egham is also home to the four-star Runnymede Hotel & Spa, which has an enviable position overlooking the river, and the historic and imposing Great Fosters Hotel.
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